Gene came home today and told me about a Drywall project he’s subbing (is that a word?) for a company who is building for “Some famous ball player.”  Of course my ears perked up on the word famous.  I peppered him with questions that were not intended to be difficult to the average male. 

“What ball player?” 

“Ummm… I’m thinking Joe Paterno.”

“So is it a coach or a player?”

“Ummm… I’m not sure”

“Well is it college or pro-ball?”

“Ummm… I really couldn’t tell you.”

“Is football or baseball or basketball?”

“I forget.”

We have a problem here.  Gene did not receive the gene that requires all men to care fiercely about sports.  Or to care about all things pertaining to sports.  Or sporting events.

This wouldn’t be so bad but a couple weeks ago, THE EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED.  He spent weeks in Philly hanging drywall on “some Phillies players” house.

 Every day, mind you, when he would come home, I would try to extract this player’s name from my husband’s mouth.  I never did find out who the player was.  And it about drove me crazy.  It drove me so crazy that I almost wanted to go with him to the job so I could find out for myself.  

But….lucky me….. one day as I was scrolling through the pictures on my camera, I found out Gene had taken the camera to work.  And I was transported to another time and another place.  Oh the glory that is the drywall industry.  Come with me now…

We are on this road:

1 x



Following this truck:




Man in rain-spotted review mirror:


Man, look at this huge tank, it’s so…porcelain and white:



Maybe it’s a gigantic water heater:


Or maybe an artist’s rendering of an enlarged marshmallow:


Or maybe a holding cell for when giant squid invade earth:



Let’s take another one so we can remember it:


Gene asks scissor-lift operator “How do we get out of here?”


Drywall is bad.  Must get home ASAP.


Drywall is bad.   Must stop to Enlist.


You know, you would think they’d at least try to sneak a picture of the famous ball-player…

Categories: Gene

10 thoughts on “Guys and Work

  1. simbob33 says:

    he’s penn states football coach jus in case ur wondering, not sure if id wanna work fer n old geezer like that!!!

  2. PaDast says:

    You really need to google Joe Paterno.  Geesh, how does Gene get these jobs?  Must be good genes.

  3. baileyandme says:

    haha! that is hilarious! i want to see you scrapbook those lovely shots now… 

  4. we5kings says:

    I cannot wait to show Floyd. He will lose it!

  5. nicmil says:

    I don’t blame you at all for wanting to know who it was- I would too because this conservative girl loves ‘famous people spottings’. 

  6. RICHK1200 says:

    I’m still laughing… – no more like guffawing – the whole senario is just so typical.

  7. MsWrite2 says:

    This is really, really funny!

  8. chuckschic says:

    thats great Andrea! gave me a good, early morning laugh.

  9. wilmawagler says:

    The men around my house would just flip about working on ANY famous sportspersons house(or barn) be it coach, player, whatever ….and we’d hear about it for days! Did you ever find out who it was?

  10. thank goodness we no longer have to waste money developing film huh? men are funny creatures.hey, are you coming? huh? are you, are you??

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